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Video Resume Tips: The 5 W’s

Job seekers place a huge importance on making themselves stand out, and it has never been more important to do so. Today’s intense job market paired with advanced technology has turned job hunting into quite the uphill battle. We’ve talked about getting creative with your resume before, but this time we’re taking it way outside the box. Though a resume has always been a traditional document consisting of words on paper, the new fad is to create a video instead. [...]

Why your resume assessment can only be done by a human

There’s something about hearing a real-life human voice at the other end of the phone receiver that a computer will never be able to duplicate. As we continue to live in the era of automation where computers are taking over the roles of humans in so many industries – we also must recognize the roles that computers can’t replace. As a job seeker searching the web, you’ve most likely come across websites who are willing to offer you a free [...]

Recovering from a bad interview – 4 easy steps

Realistically, no matter how many tips we give you on how to ace your interview… you will still mess it all up from time to time. So we’re taking a different route to tell you how to recover from a terrible interview. Few people walk out of an interview completely confident that they nailed it. Most people are humble and modest, and often unsure if they answered all of the questions appropriately. This is a common feeling. However, there are [...]

Why personal interests on a resume are a waste of time

“I enjoy long walks on the beach, hiking with my family, and playing soccer in my spare time.” Is this a resume, or your online dating profile? It baffles us as to why people think it is important, and even appropriate, to include your personal interests on your resume. Whatever your argument is – we’ve already heard it. You want the hiring manager to view you as a real person. You want to use your hobbies as interesting talking points [...]

3 conversation topics to help you break the silence

It’s your third day at your new job, you step in the elevator on your way up to the office and your boss walks in right after you… what now? You don’t have an amazing 30-second elevator pitch to pull out of your back pocket, so instead you stand in silence until you reach your floor. You definitely didn’t leave a great impression on your boss – you didn’t leave a bad one either – you just left no impression [...]